Thomas Edward Manizak
Missing since July 30, 1999 from Lassen County, California
Classification: Endangered Missing
Circumstances of Disappearance
Manizak is on disability due to diabetes and loves to travel in his van throughout the United States.
He is very friendly and often picks up hitchhikers.
He would camp out each night, somewhere off a highway, preferring dirt roads among the trees. He had camping equipment with him.
Because of his diabetes, he would renew his insulin supplies at clinics in the towns he traveled through. He did not care properly for his diabetes, and may have slipped into a diabetic coma.
He always called home to his mother at least twice weekly so that she would not worry, and was very close to his mother. He was living with her in California, every few months, when he was not on the road. He was last heard from at a truck stop just east of Twin Falls, Idaho, and was headed for Newport, Oregon.
He was driving a 1970 Ford van, copper brown color, with California License Number 87647D.
He has not claimed his disability checks, or used his medical card for diabetic supplies.
He may be in Idaho, Oregon or Montana.
If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
Lassen County Sheriff's Office
Agency Case Number: 2701799
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